I. Superhuman muscles. Crazy what some nylon thread and fancy twisting can do.
II. Lake Retba. Would you be tempted to float in it?
III. Start with Joy Katz’s essay in the newest issue of Better Magazine. And then read everything else in it.
IV. How to make yourself work when you don’t want to. Even writing has moments you would rather just ignore. Submitting, for example.
V. Literary candles. I got Tolstoy.
VI. A River & Sound Review is open for submissions. You should totally do it.
VII. A personal ad that will teach you something.
VIII. “…a secret channel exists between the first line and the mind.” An essay on poetry’s first lines.
IX. “What is mysterious about loss” This poem by Lisa Russ Spur deals with loss perfectly.
X. Check out this new review, coming in March. Go read all about them and get your submissions ready for the Tahoma Literary Review. (They are going to pay & you can get backstage access!)
XI. Naivety by Kike Besada. Inspiration is everywhere, in every medium.
XII. Vowels control your brain. A, E, I, O, U, sometimes Y — now I own you.
XIII. “It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” -Vincent van Gogh
Art above, Naivety, via Kike Besada.